Tokyo, Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido has

been hit by a powerful earthquake, triggering landslides that engulfed

houses.

At least eight people have been killed and about 40 are missing,

said local media reports.

The magnitude 6.7 quake cut power to around three million

homes after a thermal power plant was damaged.

The earthquake comes on the heels of a deadly typhoon

lashing the west of Japan over the past few days.

Jebi, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, killed

at least 10 people and caused widespread damage and disruption, the

BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency